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Dorset knob eating competition held online

Kate Scott holding Dorset Knobs
Kate Scott, 2020 winner

Dorset’s annual knob-eating competition was held online for the first time as a result of the coronavirus.

The contest, where over 100 participants ate as many Dorset’s traditional biscuits as they can in under a minute, was won by Kate Scott.

The dry savoury biscuits came from Moors of Morecombelake, who are located in St Andrews Well near Bridport, and have been producing knobs in Dorset for over 150 years.

Dorset Knob eating on Zoom

Dorset knobs are baked three times, which results in a dry and hard texture. As a result, they should be eater after first being soaked in sweet tea.

This year’s online competition, which was held on a Zoom call and streamed to Facebook, was raising money for Weldmar Hospicecare. This resulted in more than £1,400 raised on JustGiving.

Organisers said entries had come in from all corners of the UK, including Castle Donington, Ellesmere Port and Cockermouth.

Here’s a video of the 2015 challenge:

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